2017 Best of Nollywood Awards

The 2017 Best of Nollywood Awards was the 9th edition of the ceremony and took place in Abeokuta, Ogun State on 17 December 2017.[1][2] The event was co-hosted by Rahama Shadau and Gbenro Ajibade.[3][4]

2017 Best of Nollywood Awards
Date2017 (2017)
LocationAbeokuta, Ogun State
CountryNigeria
Hosted byRahama Sadau and Gbenro Ajibade

The nominee list was released in September 2017 with Omotola Jalade-Ekehinde, Mercy Aigbe, and Alex Ekubo identified as the "top contenders". About 120 films were considered including 113 feature films, 7 short films and 2 TV shows.[5]

Awards were given in 32 categories, with Adesua Etomi, Beverly Naya, Gabriel Afolayan and Alexx Ekubo amongst the winners. The lifetime achievement awards for special contribution to the development of Nollywood was given to Omotola Jalade-Ekiende, Ali Nuhu and filmmaker, Lancelot Oduwa Imasuen.[3][6]

AwardsEdit

Best Actor in a Lead role –English Best Actor in a Lead role –Yoruba
  •* Bolanle NinalowoPicture Perfect

Sambasa NzeribeSlow Country

Alexx EkuboInikpi

Joseph BenjaminDance to my Beat

Gabriel AfolayanTatu

• Paul Utomi – What lies Within

  •* Niyi Johnson – Okun

Gabriel AfolayanFalse Flag

Femi AdebayoAfaila Ojo

Odunlade AdekolaGangan

• Abdulateef Oladimeji – Ojo Meta

Best Actor in a Lead role –Hausa Best Actor in a Lead role –Igbo
• Rabiu Rikadawa – Ko Bayan Raina

• Adam Zango – Matatace Shaida

  •* Tim Ebuka – Akuko Uwa

• Browny Igboegbu – Nkoli Nwa Nsukka

Best Actress in a Lead role –English Best Actress in a Lead role –Yoruba
  •* Michelle DedeWhat lies Within

• Omotola Jalade EkeindeAlter EgoIvie OkujayeSlow Country

Ufuoma McDermottThe Women

Rahama SadauTatu

Esther AuduInikpi

  •* Jumoke Odetola – Somewhere in the Dark

Ronke OdusanyaAilatunse • Aisha Lawal – False Flag

Mercy AigbeOjo Meta

• Adeola Ayoade – Okun

Best Actress in a Lead role –Hausa Best Actress in a Lead role –Igbo
• Jamila Nagudu – Ko Bayan Raina

• Rahama Sadau – Matatace Shaida

  •* Chizzy Alichi – Akuko Uwa

• Rachel Okonkwo – Nkoli Nwa Nsukka

Best Supporting Actor –English Best Supporting Actress –English
  •* Kelechi UdegbeBehind the Wheels

IK OgbonnaExcess Luggage

Tope TedelaSlow Country

Segun ArinzeTatu

Sambasa NzeribeTatu

• Justice Nuagbe – Dance to my Beat

• Ushbebe – Dance to my Beat

  •* Kate Henshaw/ Omoni Oboli/Katherine ObiangThe Women

Queen NwokoyeExcess LuggageBayray McnwizuTrace

Bisola AiyeolaPicture Perfect

Toyin AbrahamTatu

Funlola RaimiTatu

Most Promising Actor Most Promising Actress
  •* Suara Olayinka – Tatu

• Peter Jacobs – I AM

  •* Chisom Steve – Akuko Uwa

• Tinuola Oladoye – I AM

Best Supporting Actor –Yoruba Best Supporting Actress –Yoruba
  •* Gabriel AfolayanAilatunse

• Tobiloba Abraham – Okun

• Taiwo Ibikunle – Afaila Ojo

• Abdulateef Oladimeji – 1983

• Wale Akorede – Somewhere in the Dark

  •* Ireti OsayemiOjo Meta

• Feyisara Hassan – Okun

Omowumi DadaSomewhere in the Dark

Iyabo OjoGangan

• Temitope Solaja – Ashabi Akata

Best Child Actor Best Child Actress
  •* Adebayo Thomas – Slow Country

• Dumebi Nzeribe – Tatu

• Kunuji Boluwatife – The Maniac

• Abayomi Gabriel – Excess Luggage

• Ero Josh-Behind – Wheels

  •* Teniola Awobiyi – Tatu

• Martina Obi – Truncated • Bella Ufondu – Excess Luggage

Best Comedy of the Year Best Movie with Social message
[[A Trip to Jamaica|  •* A Trip to Jamaica]]

• Ufuoma • Three Wise Men

• Excess Luggage

• American Driver

  •* Behind the Wheels

• False Flag • Alter Ego

• Busted

Movie with the Best Special Effect Movie with the Best Screenplay
  •* Behind the Wheels

• Slow Country • Oloibiri

• Misery Lane

• Somewhere in the Dark

• Goddess of Fire

• What lies Within

  •* The Women

• Okun • Oloibiri

• Tatu

• What Lies Within

• Slow Country

Best Short Film Best Documentary
  •* Aramide

• Truncated • Mustapha

• I AM

Best TV Series of the Year Movie with the Best Editing
  •* The Johnsons

• Zone 222

  •* What Lies Within

• Tatu

• Slow Country

• The Women

• Okun

Movie with the Best Soundtrack Movie with the Best Production Design
  •* Stormy Heart

Oloibiri • Tatu

• Inikpi

  •* Oloibiri

• Tatu

• Okun

• Inikpi

• Alter Ego

Movie with the Best Cinematography Best Use of Nigerian Costume in a Movie
  •* A Trip to Jamaica

• Tatu • Slow Country

• What Lies Within

• Oloibiri

  •* Okun

• Picture Perfect • Tatu

• Inikpi

• The Women

Best Use of Make up in a Movie Movie of the Year
  •* Slow Country

• Somewhere in the dark • Tatu

• Picture Perfect

  •* What Lies Within

• Slow Country • Okun

• Tatu

• Oloibiri

Director of the Year Best Kiss in a Movie
  •* Vanessa Nzediegwu – What lies Within

• Eric Aghimien – Slow Country • Blessing Egbe – The Women

• Bogunmbe Abiola Paul – Okun

• Don Omope – Tatu

  •* Ronke Odusanya/Gabriel AfolayanAilatunse

• Omowunmi Dada/Eddie WatsonBiasDaniel K. Daniel/Chelsea Eze – Scorned

• Ufuoma McDemott/Kalu IkeaguThe Women

• Omotola Jalade Ekeinde /Kunle RemmyAlter Ego

Revelation of the Year –male Revelation of the Year –female
  •* Timini Egbuson

• Abayomi Alvin

Baaj Adebule

  •* Yvonne Enakhene

Regina Daniel • Bimbo Ademoye

• Selia Adebowale

• Folahunsho Adeola

Best Use of Nigerian Food in a Movie Lifetime Achievement Award
  •* Picture Perfect

• Ufuoma

• Trace

• Stormy Heart

  •* Omotola Jalade-Ekiende

  •* Ali Nuhu

  •* Lancelot Oduwa Imasuen


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